Textured Breast Implants Removal in Dallas
Breast implant companies have issued a voluntary recall of textured breast implants. This means that certain textured implants are not recommended to be implanted and the existing textured implants are being returned to the company. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz does not implant textured implants; however, he performs breast implant removal for patients with textured and non-textured implants. Women who elect to have their implants removed for various reasons can trust the expertise and technique of Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz who holds safety to be an absolute priority in both breast augmentation and breast implant removal (breast implant explanation) in Dallas. Request a textured breast implant removal consultation with Dr. Azouz in Dallas to evaluate your individual situation by calling (972) 702-8888.
What is a textured Breast implant?
A textured implant is a specialized breast implant that has a roughened surface. Textured breast implants were thought to lower the risk of capsular contracture. Textured Implants can be filled with silicone or saline. Most breast implant brands carried a textured breast implant. Dr. Azouz does not recommend placing textured implants, and many textured implant styles have been recalled.
Am I a candidate for a Textured Breast Implants Removal in Dallas?
National and Governing boards do not recommend the removal of textured implants in asymptomatic patients.Unfortunately, many patients do not know what kind of implants they have had placed for their breast augmentation surgery. However, patients often still request the removal and replacement of their textured breast implants.
Reasons to consider removal of textured and non-textured breast implants
- Breast pain
- Developing breast enlargement, asymmetry, or masses
- Lumps in the armpits
- Redness of the breast
- The hardness of the breast
- Fluid collections around the implant
- Deformity such as bottoming out
- Implant migration or displacement
- Implant rupture, deflation, or slow leaks
- Worsening of appearance or generalized dissatisfaction with previous surgery.
Usually, these symptoms occur about seven to ten years after the placement of the breast implants. However, this can occur within weeks of breast augmentation surgery. It should be noted that the frequency of developing a malignancy following breast augmentation surgery is still considered very rare. Many patients tribute various ailments and illnesses to their breast implant surgery, which is deemed “breast implant illness,” many patients desire the removal of their breast implants if this occurs. These patients often elect to remove breast implants without replacement. Some of these patients have also reported improvement in certain symptoms or illnesses following implant explanation surgery. Thousands of patients have breast implant surgery every year and do not report adverse side effects. Breast augmentation surgery is still considered a safe procedure with high satisfaction rates. BIA-ALCL (breast implant-associated Anaplastic large cell lymphoma) is rare cancer that still warrants research and investigation.
Am I healthy enough for removal of my textured breast implants?
The majority of patients are healthy enough for the removal of textured breast implants. Dr. Azouz performs breast implant removal on patients of a variety of ages including older patients who have had their breast implants in place for many years.
Are breast implants removed en bloc?
Dr. Azouz recommends removing breast implants en bloc with the capsule when possible. Removal of breast implants en bloc with the capsule is especially performed in cases where a patient has BI-ALCL.
Breast Implant Removal vs Breast Implant Removal and Replacement: How to Decide?
The Removal of breast implants is an individualized and personal decision in many cases. Some patients are still uncomfortable with their textured implants and would like the implants to be removed. Some patients elect for removal of textured implants and replacement with non-textured silicone or saline implants. Others choose to remove the implants and do not want the implants to be replaced.
Anesthesia for textured breast implants removal
The anesthesia for textured breast implant removal in Dallas is most often local anesthesia with sedation. This anesthesia method still has the patient “asleep” but is thought to be much safer than general anesthesia. Sedation anesthesia is associated with a lower incidence of side effects such as nausea, pain, and grogginess.
Textured Breast Implants removal recovery
After removing your textured implants in Dallas, it is best to rest and take it easy for the first few days after surgery. Within the first week of surgery, most patients can return light activities such as desk work. In the following weeks, you will gradually start to incorporate more strenuous activities back into your daily routine with the guidance of Dr. Azouz.
Combination of a Textured Breast Implants removal with other plastic surgery
Many plastic surgery procedures can be combined with textured implant removal. Some of these procedures include:
- Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty)
- Neck Lift
- Arm lift (Brachioplasty)
- Breast lift
- Breast augmentation (implant exchange)
- Tummy tuck
Textured Breast Implants removal cost
The cost of textured implant removal depends on which surgical plan you and Dr. Azouz decided on. There are many options when removing textured implants. Some women decided to replace their textured implants with new silicone or saline implants. Others decide to remove the textured implants and undergo a breast lift. During a consultation with Dr. Azouz, he will create a surgical plan to obtain your aesthetic goals and explain plastic surgery financing options available for his patients.
Textured Breast Implants removal results
The aesthetic results of the removal of textured implants depend on which surgical procedure you decided to undergo. However, many of Dr. Azouz’s patients report an overall improvement in their health once the textured implants have been removed.
Schedule your consultation with Dr. Azouz
It is recommended that women with breast-textured or non-textured implants get an annual examination of their breasts and implants by a board-certified plastic surgeon. Request a textured implants removal consultation with Dallas board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz in Dall as to evaluate your implants by contacting us online or by calling (972) 702-8888.
Frequently Asked Questions
Gummy bear implants are typically textured. Some studies had shown that textured implants were less likely to move or have capsular contracture. Dr. Azouz does not place textured breast implants because of their controversial safety profile. Many patients elect to have their textured breast implants removed.
Smooth saline implants technically have the highest safety profile. This is because if a saline implant ruptures it usually deflates. Silicone implants are more often associated with undetected leaks.
A mammogram can detect a ruptured implant. MRI and ultrasound are other ways to determine if an implant is ruptured.
A ruptured implant can be detected when one breast suddenly is deflated, becomes smaller or larger than the other. Some ruptures of implants are associated with enlarged lymph nodes, increasing pain, swelling or firmness.
A saline implant that pops will deflate and the saline is absorbed by the body. Early generation silicone implants that rupture leak silicone in their local pocket. Newer generation breast implants are made with cohesive silicone which means the silicone does not leak out like syrup but stays together like a gummy bear.
Capsular contracture signs and symptoms include the feeling of a tight, firm or painful breast implant. Breast implants can also appear misshapen or asymmetric.
Breast implant removal with Dr. Azouz
“I am so happy I had my ruptured breast implants removed by Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. David Azouz! I hope this helps any person with breast implants that are affecting their quality of life. My implants were put in 50 years ago in another country. They were causing fungal rashes, autoimmune disorders and chronic allergies. I am not so young so was very nervous about surgery. Luckily I found Drs. David and Solomon Azouz on the internet and was impressed by their professionalism and caring manner. The surgery was one of the best decisions of my life and I am very pleased with the outcome. My health improved, my rashes have and I have a new lease on life! Thank you Dr. Azouz!!! You are fantastic plastic surgeons!”